Due to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) that started in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 that has now spread to 4 other countries (Iran, Italy, Japan, and South Korea). We are staying on top of all CDC recommendations and are urging our patients to – wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, sanitize their hands, stay proactive and on top of all travel bans, avoid large crowded areas and avoid contact with anyone that has traveled to any of the 5 affected countries.
If you have any of the following and/or have reason to believe that you may have Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) we urge you to seek medical attention at your nearest Hospital Emergency room as they are the only ones with the necessary resources to test for Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
- Fever or signs/symptoms of lower respiratory illness (e.g. cough or shortness of breath) and Any person, including healthcare workers, who has had close contact with a laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 patient within 14 days of symptom onset
- Fever and signs/symptoms of a lower respiratory illness (e.g., cough or shortness of breath) requiring hospitalization. And have a history of travel to any of the affected geographic areas within 14 days of symptom onset.
- Fever with severe acute lower respiratory illness (e.g., pneumonia, ARDS) requiring hospitalization and without alternative explanatory diagnosis (e.g., influenza) and No source of exposure has been identified
Below you will find a link with the most recent information that the CDC has provided.